This residency programme for outstanding Canadian female screenwriters has been established to elevate and support talent. Each year, one female writer will be provided with the opportunity to work and be mentored in the heart of Toronto’s dynamic downtown district so that she may develop her feature-film screenplay. A jury of leading screen-industry professionals will decide the winner. The programme began in 2018 and will run for five years, until 2022. The Micki Moore Residency is generously supported by Toronto-based broadcaster, journalist, and actor Micki Moore, in response to TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign.
Applications for the Micki Moore Residency are now closed. We thank all who applied.
Female candidates for the programme will represent the industry’s brightest emerging talent with a narrative feature-film project. The selected Resident must be a writer whose existing work has gained some attention. This work could include: online or television work with significant audience views; a short or feature that has been selected for major festivals; a project that has been developed through a leading international script lab; or a feature that has gained momentum through box-office or foreign sales. Applicants must reside in Canada and be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
With your application, please include the first 15 pages of your feature-film script and a synopsis of your project (maximum 500 words). Submissions should also include a creative vision for the project, a logline, and information on any above-the-line attachments
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Joanne Sarazen is a screenwriter, playwright, and alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s 2017 Writers’ Lab. Her first feature-length screenplay, Tammy’s Always Dying, makes its World Premiere at TIFF 2019. Produced by Jessica Adams and directed by Amy Jo Johnson, the film stars Felicity Huffman, Anastasia Phillips, Clark Johnson, and Lauren Holly. As a playwright, Sarazen’s work has been produced in Montreal, Toronto, and Banff. She was the recipient of the MainLine Theatre’s Next Stage Award, and has earned several nominations for her work in the Montreal Fringe Festivals.